Songs All the Songs on Obama's Summer 2016 Playlist (Daytime & Nighttime)  

Jason Robbins
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Welcome to President Obama's 2016 summer playlist, a list of 39 cool songs to help Americans beat the heat. Featuring both daytime and nighttime jams, these songs handpicked by POTUS encourage you to rock out to a presidential playlist and take pride in the fact that you share at least one trait with the President of the United States: You both like some of the songs on Barack Obama's summertime playlist. Maybe!

Obama's playlist is, as per usual, an eclectic one. It features songs from multiple eras and a wide variety of genres. Yes, the President has room in his heart for classical jazz, '90s hip-hop, and pop top 40s. Surely there's something on this list for everyone, proving once more that  the head of state understands all the people of this great nation! Mostly.

And so, without further ado, treat your ears to all the songs on President Obama's daytime and nighttime summer playlists. And don't forget to vote up your favorites. Yes, even one person can make a difference in the polls!

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I Get Lonely Janet Jackson

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Rock Steady Aretha Franklin

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Say Yes Floetry

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Good Vibrations The Beach Boys

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Lady D'Angelo

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Classic Man Jidenna

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My Funny Valentine Miles Davis, Miles Davis Quintet

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Tightrope Janelle Monae

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The Man Aloe Blacc

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Lover Man Billie Holiday

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So Ambitious Pharrell Williams, Jay-Z

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Tell It Like It Is Aaron Neville

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If I Have My Way Chrisette Michele

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Criminal Fiona Apple

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Do You Feel Me Anthony Hamilton

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Sinnerman Nina Simone

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As We Enter Nas, Damian Marley

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Acid Rain Chance the Rapper

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LoveHate Thing Wale, Sam Dew

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Alright Ledisi

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Smooth Sailin' Leon Bridges

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So Very Hard to Go Tower of Power

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Green Aphrodisiac Corinne Bailey Rae

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Don't Owe You a Thang Gary Clark Jr.

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Home Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

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Elevator Operator Courtney Barnett

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Me gustas tĂș Manu Chao

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Espera Esperanza Spalding

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Many the Miles Sara Bareilles

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Man Like That Gin Wigmore

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II B.S. (Edit) Charles Mingus

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Lean In Lizz Wright

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Midnight Sun Carmen McRae

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CucurrucucĂș Paloma Caetano Veloso